I mentioned a couple of days ago that I wasn’t expecting this stimulus thing to go smoothly – and so far, I haven’t been disappointed.
(Before moving on with today’s entry, one VERY important disclaimer: the experiences I’m sharing are as of 10am EDT on April 15, 2020 – so if something better happened later in the day, I don’t know of it yet.)
First, my “Form 8888” strategy was somehow a bust – so either I sent the form to the wrong address among the many they had or they didn’t recognize it as valid in terms of it applying to the COVID relief checks. With that, I noted on the IRS website that the “Get My Payment” portal was now set up – so off I went over there.
You give them all of your relevant information – social security number, address, date of birth, zip code, routing and account information. Nothing winds up happening after you do all of this, and you have to start over. On top of that, if you do this too many times – the IRS tells you to try again in 24 hours, even though they didn’t accept the information or give you some sort of heads-up that you were accessing the site too many times.
This is highly frustrating, but right now – this is also my quest. I need to get this over with sooner rather than later.
Footnote: did a Deep Stater or a Democrat design this portal, or what?